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Portugal pulls bulk of police from East Timor Portugal withdrew the bulk of its police officers from East Timor on Saturday as international forces wind up a 13-year mission in Asia's youngest nation, where thousands have died in political bloodshed.
24 ноября 2012
Fighting in DR Congo after rebels reject calls to end offensive Fighting erupted in the DR of Congo after rebels defiantly rejected international calls to pull out of the strategic city of Goma and end an offensive that has stoked fears of a wider conflict and humanitar
24 ноября 2012
Britain recognises Syria opposition as fighting rages Britain formally recognised a newly-formed opposition bloc as the sole representative of the Syrian people on Tuesday, as UN head Ban Ki-moon said he feared Syria could become a "regional battleground."
22 ноября 2012
Israel halts threatened Gaza invasion as truce talks build Israel on Tuesday halted a threatened Gaza ground offensive to give Egyptian-led truce talks a chance as top diplomats flew in to boost efforts to end nearly a week of cross-border violence.
21 ноября 2012
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (2nd R) and members of his cabinet. ©REUTERS Israel mulls Gaza truce as toll tops 100 Israeli leaders Tuesday discussed an Egyptian plan for a truce with Gaza's ruling Hamas, reports said, before a mission by the UN chief to Jerusalem and as the toll from Israeli raids on Gaza rose over 100.
20 ноября 2012
Ban vows peacekeepers will stay in threatened Goma UN leader Ban Ki-moon vowed Sunday that peacekeepers will stay in the DR Congo city of Goma after UN combat helicopters and government troops failed to stop a rebel advance amid growing international alarm.
19 ноября 2012
UN court to rule on fate of Croatia's 'war hero' The UN Yugoslav war crimes court rules Friday on the appeal of Croatian ex-general Ante Gotovina.
19 ноября 2012
Gaza conflict adds tension to Palestinian UN bid Israel's air strikes on the Gaza Strip have heightened the tensions surrounding the Palestinian bid for observer membership at the United Nations planned for later this month.
17 ноября 2012
US defends Israeli attacks on Gaza at emergency UN meeting Arab nations demanded the UN Security Council condemn Israel's deadly attacks on Gaza at an emergency meeting, but the United States strongly defended Israel's military strikes.
15 ноября 2012
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (R) and Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi. ©REUTERS UN chief urges Israel to avoid 'new cycle of bloodshed' UN leader Ban Ki-moon urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to ease tensions with Gaza militants Wednesday and also discussed the crisis with Egypt's president.
15 ноября 2012
N. Korea shipped missile parts to Syria: media North Korea tried to export ballistic missile parts to Syria in May in violation of UN sanctions, Japanese media said Wednesday, citing diplomats who have seen a classified UN report.
14 ноября 2012
UN rights chief warns Australia on refugees The UN's top human rights official Wednesday described a hunger strike by refugees banished by Australia to the remote Pacific as a sign of the "unbearable conditions" of their detention.
14 ноября 2012
Meeting of the UN Human Rights Council. ©REUTERS Kazakhstan became member of UN Human Rights Council The elections of the new Council members for 2013-2015 were held during the 67th session of the UN General Assembly on November 12 in New York.
13 ноября 2012
Photo courtesy of Palestinian UN bid on Nov 29: Abbas Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has announced that the Palestinian Authority will present its bid for non-state UN membership, despite US and Israeli opposition.
13 ноября 2012
©REUTERS Malnutrition in N.Korea despite better harvests: UN North Korea's staple food output has improved but the poverty-stricken country is still struggling to eradicate malnutrition and provide its people with vital protein.
13 ноября 2012 stock photo Kazakhstan mulls becoming UN Human Rights Council member Kazakhstan has presented itself as a candidate for membership in the UN Human Rights Council from Asian-Pacific States for 2013-2015.
12 ноября 2012
Obama tells Abbas of opposition to UN move US President Barack Obama told Mahmud Abbas on Sunday that his administration opposes a Palestinian bid for non-state membership of the UN.
12 ноября 2012
Photo courtesy of UN leader warns Israel-Syria tensions could escalate UN leader Ban Ki-moon appealed Sunday to Israel and Syria to ease tensions on their disputed Golan Heights frontier amid warnings that conflict in Syria could spread.
12 ноября 2012
UN concerned over Red Cross problems in Syria The UN human rights chief expressed concern Friday after the Red Cross said it was struggling to deliver aid in war-ravaged Syria.
09 ноября 2012
Photo courtesy of UN orders global sanctions against Haqqani network The UN Security Council on Monday ordered global sanctions against the Haqqani militant group in Afghanistan and its suicide attack mastermind.
06 ноября 2012

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